In September 2002, the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) launched
its product rating program. The program provides for testing and
labeling roofing products' surface radiative properties (solar
reflectance and thermal emittance) using standardized methods that
should prove useful for roofing professionals.
CRRC was created in 1998 as a nonprofit educational organization
to develop recognized methods for evaluating and labeling
solar-reflectance and thermal-emittance properties of roofing
products and disseminate this information to interested
CRRC membership is open to any organization or individual
interested in roofing products' solar reflectances and thermal
emittances or the energy efficiency of roof assemblies. Currently,
CRRC consists of about 75 members and is governed by a board of
directors elected by its membership. CRRC has four standing
committees: membership; education and outreach; technical; and
ratings, codes and standards. Since 1998, CRRC's board of directors
and committees have been meeting regularly to develop CRRC's...
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